Join us October 17th in Chicago for “Building Sustainable Value for Impact: A Wealth Management Conference”

We are at a watershed moment in history; how we approach climate change and its impacts will determine the next chapter of life on earth. The Building Sustainable Value for Impact Conference will explore how wealth managers benefit by helping to address society’s greatest challenge. Keynote Address by Jonathan Foley, Executive Director, Project Drawdown See […]

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CURES Connections Workshop: New Voices and Paths to Urban Sustainability

Greenleaf was honored to work with the Center for Urban Resilience and Environmental Sustainability (CURES) at the University of Illinois team as part of the organizing committee on the CURES Connections Workshop: New Voices and Paths to Urban Sustainability on August 7th and 8th. Participants at the event included municipalities (from rural to large urban), […]

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Greenleaf partners present on Climate Change and Economic Policy – Transitioning to a Secure Future

Greenleaf hosted “Climate Change and Economic Policy – Transitioning to a Secure Future” with presentations by partners and board members on the impacts of climate change to society and the urgency to implement solutions to mitigate its effects supported by economic policy including a carbon dividend approach. Dr. Don Wuebbles, Professor of Atmospheric Science at […]

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Greenleaf welcomes Bobby Howard to the team!

Bobby Howard will be joining Greenleaf Advisors in early July to advance innovative and sustainable solutions for its clients, drawing upon his strong background at Invenergy, North America’s largest independent provider of renewable electricity, where he led the development of solar, wind, natural gas, and storage projects across the Midwest. Prior to Invenergy, Bobby worked […]

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Sustainable Waters – A Water Plan for the 22nd Century – Austin 100-year water plan

Brian Richter, President of Sustainable Waters and Greenleaf Board Member, writes on his blog on the City of Austin’s 100-year water plan. The Water Forward plan looks to provide clean, safe, reliable, high quality, sustainable, and affordable water services to Austin for the next 100+ years. The objectives in developing this plan were water reliability, […]

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Brian Richter – The Great Race Between Water Conservation and Climate Change

Brian Richter, President of Sustainable Waters and Greenleaf Board Member, writes on his blog the importance of water conservation in the face of climate change. Increasing temperatures will create greater demands on water for agricultural and landscape irrigation. In a 2017 paper titled “Opportunities for saving and reallocating agricultural water to alleviate water scarcity” Brian […]

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Opti hosts Stormwater Workshop in Chicago on Using Technology for Smart Watershed Management

This workshop was the third in a series funded by the Great Lakes Protection Fund to advance the adoption of technology for enhanced water quality and flood control benefits to communities in the region. With a focus on optimizing stormwater storage assets, presentations were made by several leaders on regional drivers with insight into how […]

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Critical Lands Added to Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Greenleaf Advisors is pleased to announce the Swimming Bear Company successful sale of its land holdings to the United States Forest Service for addition to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Wisconsin. The transaction enables the Forest Service to further promote landscape connectivity, maintain and create refugia, maintain and enhance species and structural diversity, and preserve […]

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Resources for the Future releases Water Roundtable Report – Facing The Nation’s Water Challenges

Today, Resources for the Future released “Facing the Nation’s Water Challenges: Results from Resources for the Future’s Roundtable Series” to advance research and policy related to water resources and gain insight into participant interests of water access, affordability, and equity; watershed protection and resilience; agricultural water use; green, distributed, and source watershed infrastructure; water markets, […]

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